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Cannabis Cocktails Kick in Top 3 Fantabulous Recipes for CBD & THC Beverages to Enjoy

Because this incredibly nice combo tends to develop relatively naturally when you are contaminated with those excellent party vibes, you may have directly watched and experienced the consequences of combining marijuana and alcohol. Taking a few beers and a few tokes, on the other hand, frequently results in nausea the following day.

Is it feasible to dependably enjoy a marijuana-infused drink by mixing cannabis and alcohol? Yes, and that’s when the fantastic cannabis cocktail recipes we’re going to unveil come into play. Forget about those bleak mornings when you’re wondering if it’s even possible to combine marijuana and booze like an expert. The dose, just as in any other element of life, determines the poison.

Approach DIY cannabis-infused cocktail making with an open and conscious mind. Consume with joy and moderation based on your prudence and tolerance levels, and we’re confident that infusing your beverages with cannabis will quickly become one of your favorite ways to spend time, whether alone or with friends.

How to Make the Best Cannabis Cocktails: Learning the Fly High Basics

First, we must emphasize that an irresponsible mix of alcohol and marijuana is not something you want to put into your body. When cannabis and alcohol are combined, the odds of feeling more significant impairment are higher than when these two drugs are consumed separately.

Most importantly, each person possesses strictly individual levels regarding a feel-good drink vs. a wish I was dead drunk. And more specifically, when it comes to how much weed and alcohol is enough to make the difference between a beautiful cannabis sommelier experience vs. a reckless party session followed up by greening out. Greening out refers to the nauseous sensation when a person who has ingested way too much weed (or simply an unsuitable ratio of weed to alcohol) kicks in, making one feel sick and overwhelmed.

An increased risk of feeling dizzy, getting sweaty, and starting to vomit is just part of the adverse effects of consuming a higher ratio of weed to alcohol than needed based on the unique ability of your body to tolerate such a powerful mind-bending combo. While we should not underestimate the dangers of combining pot and booze absent-mindedly, it is incredible to find out how this seemingly dangerous combination might work in your best favor. According to a study headed by Scott Lukas, a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, when cannabis activates CB2 receptors in your body, they become more sensitive to alcohol, as CB2 receptors are directly related to your body’s ability to absorb alcohol.

With this in mind, a moderate, tasty mix of marijuana and alcohol can aid in maximizing the psychoactive effects of the high, resulting in a more prolonged feeling of total mind-and-body relaxation. Marijuana and alcohol do have a lot in common. In truth, many individuals opt to use marijuana for the same reasons that others like alcoholic beverages: the calming moment of releasing collected tension and fully immersing themselves in the beauty of leisure time away from the continual conversation, rush, and stress of regular life.

The top three cannabis cocktail recipes we tried before sharing them with you are designed to deliver a connoisseur alcohol + ganja experience that relieves your senses of anxieties and aches while allowing you to relax and enjoy a relaxed level of blissfulness. To avoid tripping over the fine line between feeling good and terrible, we recommend starting low and gradually with cannabis drinks. As a general guideline, test a starting dosage ahead of time to identify the optimal potency of your cannabis-laced beverages. For example, before infusing your drinks with cannabis honey, evaluate the efficacy of 1 teaspoon by eating a single dose and waiting at least 3 hours before experiencing the entire spectrum of effects. The same applies for adding cannabis tincture or cannabis sugar syrup to a cannacocktail: start with a single beginning dosage and work your way up from there, adding less or more to marijuana cocktail recipes according to your tastes.

Keep in mind that alcohol will affect the strength of your cannabeverage, so you’ll want to add the precise amount of cannabis that makes you feel relaxed and blissed, but only at modest rates, because alcohol will (nearly) double your experiences.

Always test potency on a free day or night when you have no plans or tasks that require your urgent focus and hard work.

Below are some of the best ways to infuse a cocktail or mocktail with cannabis.

Cannabis concentrates

Working with cannabis concentrates when infusing cocktails or mocktails makes calculating each dosage per serving easy and reliable.

Cured cannabis flowers

Quick inspiration boost for lacing a cocktail with dried and cured cannabis flowers: how about a refreshing ginger beer, cucumber & lemon zest weed cocktail.

Simple sugar cannabis syrup

Since this is the most basic cannabis cocktail infusion trick, we cannot skip sharing how to make simple sugar cannabis syrup.

Ingredients

1. An equal amount of water to granulated sugar (1 cup of water per 1 cup).

2. 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin per 1 cup of water and 1 cup of granulated sugar.

Step 1: Bring 3 cups of water to a low boil. In the meantime, chop 4 grams of dried and cured cannabis flowers. You may choose to add a smaller amount of cannabis flowers based on the desired potency you want to reach. Still, we do not recommend adding more than 4 grams per 3 cups of water/sugar ratio since this can adversely alter the syrup’s consistency.

Step 2: Once water is brought to a boil, add the chopped cannabis flowers slowly and stir them in carefully.

Step 3: Add 3 cups of granulated sugar and stir into the mixture until fully dissolved.

Step 4: Cook the fusion for about 20 minutes, covered with a suitable lid on low to medium heat. Do not let the mixture boil too vigorously.

Step 5: Within about 20 minutes, you want to remove the lid/cover and add three tablespoons of vegetable glycerin.

Step 6: Keep cooking the vegetable glycerin-enriched fusion on a low simmer for some good 7-8 minutes, making sure to stir very well as soon as gentle bubbles start to form. You will notice that the mixture will thicken.

Step 7: Remove from heat and let the syrup cool down. Strain the syrup using a cheesecloth or a small strainer and store it in the refrigerator in a suitable mason jar with an airtight lid.

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Video by: True Buds TV – How To Make Cannabis-Infused Simple Syrup: True Buds TV
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Lemon &simple sugar cannabis syrup

Just add a few drops of edible lemon essential oil to your simple sugar cannabis-laced syrup and enjoy a cannaride with solid hints of refreshing citrus fruit.

Cannabis-infused honey

Weed honey is such a brilliant weapon to infuse cocktails or mocktails with. Simple to use and simple to dose each beverage perfectly every time, weed honey rocks.

Cannabis-infused tincture

A drop of DIY weed tincture a day keeps overdosing away (and makes your cannacocktails scream HEY). It’s simple, easy, and practical to use, and we love it. Period.

Weed coffee

Brewing a cup of weed coffee is a great way to start the day medicated, but it can also work wonderfully for adding into delicious cocktails and mocktails alike. Dark chocolate, strawberries, sorbet, vodka, and rose petals laced with weed coffee = paradise.

Heads Up: Cannabis Cocktails vs. Cannabis Mocktails

We highly recommend that you start with any of the top 3 cannabis cocktail recipes below by skipping on adding any alcohol at first and turning these into mocktails instead of cocktails. Once you get to try out the effects of your cannabis mocktails, you can proceed with adding a small amount of alcohol based on your prudence and only increase the amount of alcohol and THC/CBD per serving. As you better understand the way these delicious canna-laced beverages affect your body and mind.

Any of these recipes may easily be transformed into a THC or CBD cannabis cocktail infusion depending on the sort of weed tincture, weed concentrate, weed coffee, weed sugar syrup, or whatever product you want to use to infuse your drinks with.

Last but not least, eat slowly and thoughtfully to avoid the rush. Feel the beautiful undertones of fermented fruit found in alcohol, as well as the subtle, delicious combination of scents and sensations of cannabis, with every sip. Saturday evening cheers to gorgeous, vivid cannabis drinks!

Melon, Grape, Rosé Wine &Aloe Vera Cannabis Cocktail (Cannabis Concentrate-Infused)

Servings: This recipe makes a total of six 4-ounce drinks.

List of Ingredients

1. 3 ounces grape juice concentrate

2. 3 ounces melon juice concentrate

3. ½ gram of budder, shatter, crumble, or sugar wax cannabis concentrate

4.1.4 teaspoon sunflower lecithin

5.6 cups sparkling water or tonic

7. 60 – 120 ml of your preferred type of Rosé wine.

8. Fresh, edible aloe vera leaves

9. Vegetable oil*

Important Notes

#1. This recipe’s variable component is the amount of vegetable oil you’ll need. As a general guideline, add enough vegetable oil to completely submerge the dish where your cannabis concentrate will be decarboxylated, roughly 2/3 of the way up.

#2. If your cannabis concentrate contains about 75 percent THC, each tablespoon of the cannabis infused-cocktail mixture will have approximately 32 milligrams of THC. Since the recipe calls for mixing two tablespoons of your pot-infused cocktail mixture with 1 cup of sparkling water/tonic, you will roughly get about 62 mg of THC per serving. Keep these critical considerations into account to determine the best working THC dosage per serving based on your prudence and tolerance levels.

#3. If you are a cannabis grower, we highly recommend giving this recipe a try using only homemade cannabis concentrate. We used homemade Bruce Banner-strain-based water hash for this particular recipe, and let us tell you that this was an absolute blast! The high felt cheerfully potent and simultaneously energizing on the first onsets, gradually transforming into a mellow, full mind-and-body-melt, ultimate unwind.

#4. You want to opt for adding about one 5-inch edible aloe vera leaf per serving. However, quantity can vary based on the size of the aloe vera leaves you to choose to work with. You can also use readily-available aloe vera gel.

Directions

Step 1: Place a small, heat-proof glass dish in the very center of a suitably sized saucepan. Next, start pouring vegetable oil, making sure it reaches about 2/3 of the way to the top. Also, make sure to leave enough room to remove the glass dish safely at the point when the vegetable oil gets quite hot.

Step 2: Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. The temperature should not exceed 275 degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees Celsius), so use a candy thermometer to watch the heating process.

Step 3: When your vegetable oil reaches 275 degrees Fahrenheit, reduce the heat by turning it to medium.

Step 4: Fill a small, heat-resistant glass dish halfway with your favorite cannabis concentrate. All you have to do now is maintain a regulated temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit for around 15 minutes while heating the concentrate. As bubbles begin to form, stir the concentrate constantly with a bamboo stick or toothpick. Keep an eye on the process since the development of the bubble will start to slow down at some time, signaling that the pan should be removed from the heat.

Step 5: Once removed from the heat, it is time to add sunflower lecithin to your still-warm cannabis concentrate straight into the same dish where you decarbed it. Mix thoroughly, and make sure your concentrate is still hot enough when you do so because heat helps sunflower lecithin to be fully emulsified with the cannabis extract.

Step 6: Cut aloe vera leaves in half, gently remove the skin and scoop the gel-like flesh with a spoon.

Step 6: In a food processor or blender, combine thawed melon juice concentrate, thawed grape juice concentrate, freshly squeezed or readily-available aloe vera gel, and the desired amount of Rosé wine. Pour over the cannabis concentrate and sunflower lecithin mixture while still warm and blending well. Keep mixing the ingredients at high speed until no visible specks remain. This should take about three minutes. If necessary, keep blending until the mixture is uniformly incorporated.

Step 7: Transfer the mixture into a suitable container and let it sit in the refrigerator for about 15 – 30 minutes.

Step 8: Combine 1 cup of sparkling water or tonic with two tablespoons of your cannabis-infused cocktail mixture. Feel free to add more or less to suit your potency and taste preferences. Garnish with frozen grapes instead of plain ice cubes for an extra dash of cannabis sommelier experience.

Raspberry, Lime, Rosemary & Champagne Weed Cocktail (Cannabis Flowers-Infused)

Servings: This recipe makes up for a total of three 4-oz weed cocktails.

List of Ingredients

1. 1 gram dried and cured cannabis flowers

2. ½ cup sugar

3. ½ cup apple cider vinegar

4. ½ cup raspberry juice

5. Lime peel for garnish (we used the peel from 1 lime which was enough to have some left for garnishing this delicious sparkling pot cocktail. However, you can add more or less to the taste)

6. ¼ tablespoon sunflower lecithin

7. 1 sprig of rosemary (optionally, use one more spring for garnish).

8. Sparkling water

9. 60 ml – 120 ml Champagne

Important Notes

#1. We used 1 gram of 15% THC cannabis flowers from our proudly homegrown Candy Cane autoflower strain. This 60% Indica-dominant hybrid typically tops about 17% – 18% THC content. However, due to some tiny but nasty mistakes during the growth process, we ended up with about 15% THC potency. This strain’s flavor and taste have that super delightful sweet tint, which is simply cannamazing.

The effects we experienced after enjoying a glass of this fantastic cannabis cocktail were quite strong, long-lasting, and potent, leading to hours of a highly euphoric, gradually mellowing down buzz that left us 100% pain- and stress-free. By following this recipe and using 15% THC cannabis flowers, we got 150 mg THC potency in total. Since we only used ½ of the infused liquid after deciding to refrigerate the other ½ for later, we enjoyed three servings of about 25 mg THC potency each. You can choose to replicate this amount by using a 15% THC strain just like we did or use this example as a reliable reference on calculating the dosage that will work best for you.

#2. Feel free to use plain, brown, or coconut sugar based on your personal preferences.

#3. You can substitute raspberry juice with DIY blended raspberries diluted with enough water to achieve a juice-like texture.

#4. It is best to prep this cannacocktail one day before consumption as they let the apple cider vinegar scent fade away.

#5. The cannabis-infused liquid base can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Directions

Step 1: Decarboxylate dried and cured cannabis flower by loosely grinding the buds and spreading them evenly on a baking sheet. Toast at 240 degrees Fahrenheit (115 degrees Celsius) for 45 – 60 minutes, occasionally stirring to decarb your grind buds fully from each side, thus, properly activating THC or CBD in the case you opt for a high CBD strain.

Step 2: Place a small saucepan over medium heat and toss in raspberry juice, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and a sprig of rosemary. Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to low. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, making sure to stir it, and monitor it carefully.

Step 3: Once done letting the mixture simmer, add the decarbed cannabis flowers. Mix thoroughly using a chopstick or bamboo skewer.

Step 4: Proceed by adding sunflower lecithin to the fusion and mix thoroughly.

Step 5: Remove the pot cocktail mixture from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.

Step 6: Using a clean mason jar with an airtight lid, transfer the cooled-down mixture by straining any solids out of the liquid using a coffee filter or cheesecloth.

Step 7: Pour a ½ cup of the cannabis-infused drinking vinegar cocktail into a tall glass. Add chilled champagne and sparkling water, and stir well. Lastly, add ice, and garnish with lime peels and a sprig of rosemary. Optionally, decorate with a fresh marijuana leaf.

Pomegranate, Elderberry, Peppermint &Gold Rum Pot Cocktail (with Simple Cannabis-Infused Sugar Syrup)

This recipe yields:3 servings (12 oz. in total).

List of Ingredients

1. 1 ½ oz. cannabis-infused simple sugar syrup

2. Pomegranate juice

3. Elderberry syrup

4. A handful of fresh peppermint leaves

5. Pomegranate seeds

Important Notes

#1. You’ll need about one teaspoon of elderberry syrup per serving, but you should feel free to add less or more to the taste.

#2. For a light cannabis consumer, we recommend a dosage of about 16-17 mg THC per serving. 33 mg THC per serving should work great to suit medium tolerance consumers, while 50 mg per serving should be plenty for experienced cannabis users.

#3. You can offset this pot cocktail’s sweetness by adding sparkling water to suit taste and strength per serving.

#4. To give you an idea of our genuine experience with this recipe. We want to note that we used White Widow strain-infused sugar syrup. Paving the path to a robust, beautiful, and lasting high that comes with the incredible medicinal and recreational properties of this cult-classic strain for efficient pain relief, good mood boost, anti-depression, and anti-stress cannacocktail experience. We used CB Dutch Treat strain-infused weed honey for a high CBD version of this easy cannacocktail (and yes, it turned out amazing!).

Directions

Step 1: Fill ½ the total volume of a suitable cocktail glass with pomegranate juice. Add 2-3 ice cubes and pour the cannabis-infused simple sugar syrup over, then stir well.

Step 2: Add one teaspoon of elderberry syrup and 10 ml – 20 ml of gold rum. Stir well.

Step 3: Press the fresh peppermint leaves between your palms to activate the highly aromatic terpenes (yes, peppermint plants do also produce terpenes, just like cannabis plants do! For the record, peppermint is known to be especially rich in Limonene and Pinene). Next, toss the peppermint leaves straight into your cannacocktail and stir well.

Step 3: Pomegranate seeds can be used as a garnish. Use an appropriately shaped macaroni instead of a plastic straw to enjoy your cannabis drink in an environmentally responsible manner.

It is important to note that staying open-minded and creative while limiting your environmental footprint is the only way to get things right. As the earth-friendly market is rapidly growing, it is crucial to recognize the multiple hidden milestones when opting for alternatives that are marketed as eco-friendly (such as metal and bamboo straws). But they are known to come in unrecyclable packaging and further increase carbon emissions because of shipping methods, as shared by Ohio-based environmentalist and IT expert Nikki Smith. If in the right mood for some extra creativeness, we highly recommend that you give DIY candy straws a try. Planet Earth will be thankful for your love and compassion, while your guests will be astonished and delighted by your awesome canna- and eco-friendly vibes.

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Video by: Cookist – How to Make Edible Straws!
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Top 3 Cannabis Cocktails Recipes: The Wrap-Up

Moderation, curiosity, and constancy, sprinkled with sheer love for the green medicine and served with freshly chopped leaves from your very own marijuana garden, make up the ultimate ganja-to-alcohol bouquet. Whether you want to follow one of the top three recipes we offered or go with the flow of your boundless creativity and distinct palate, there are more than a million ways to experiment with preparing tasty cannabis cocktails (or mocktails).